Guyana Goldfields says on track for July 2015 start
-projecting 14,000 to 15,000 ozs of gold per month
Guyana Goldfields is on track to commence mining in Aurora, Cuyuni by July 2015, President Donald Ramotar heard when he and a delegation toured the Canadian company’s mining project yesterday, a GINA report said.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Scott Caldwell also told Ramotar, who made the trip with Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Nicole Giles, Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud, Works Minister Robeson Benn, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and GGMC Chairman Clinton Williams that the company expects to produce 14,000 to 15,000 ounces of gold per month.
According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the president remarked that “the Guyana Goldfields investment in the local economy is important, as it will aid in the administration’s continuous efforts to fight against poverty and create a more solid Guyana.”
In pledging his government’s continued support to the company’s endeavour, GINA reported the president as saying “We will continue to try our best to try to offer support so that we can have full cooperation. We welcome this investment, we think it’s a good story to tell, hope it can make a major contribution itself, but it benefits all of Guyana.”
GINA also said that Caldwell assured the delegation that the project is coming along smoothly and that safety principles are not being neglected. He also reiterated the company’s intention to use mercury-free technology in its operations.